Name: Valkeri Enterprises Jedi Vector Starfighter
Length: 18.2 Meters
Skill: Starfighter Piloting -Jedi Vector
Crew: 1 + 1 Co-Plit
Consumables: 5 Days
Cargo Capacity: 60 Kilograms
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x3
Hyperdrive Backup: NA
Nav Computer: Stores 4 Jumps or Uses Instinctive Astrogation from Jedi Pilot
Laser cannons x 2
Fire Arc: Front
Fire Control: 1D+2
Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1.2/2.5km
Description: Jedi Vectors were a model of starfighter utilized by the Jedi Order during the High Republic Era. The craft could accomodate either one or two passengers, allowing for Jedi Masters to be accompanied by their Padawans. Vector weapons systems could only be activated with the use of a lightsaber, to prevent non-Jedi from using the ships and to ensure that the weapons were being used in well-considered actions. Numerous Vectors were used during the Jedi and Galactic Republic effort to save the Hetzal system during the Great Disaster.
Classified as starfighters, Jedi Vectors were designed for use by the Jedi Order during the High Republic Era. They were nimble, capable of responding quickly to their Force-sensitive pilots. Vectors could be configured to carry either one or two occupants, allowing Jedi to fly either alone or with their Padawans. The starships' weapons systems could only be used if a lightsaber was placed on a cockpit activation panel, both as a security measure and to ensure that the weapons systems were being used only in well-considered actions. Upon activation of the weapons systems, they would light up in the color of the activating lightsaber's blade.
Vectors, as Jedi starships, were used on missions undertaken by members of the Order. Due to the Order's long association with the Galactic Republic, they were also used on joint operations with Republic personnel.
Jedi Vectors were in use by the time the Starlight Beacon had been constructed in 232 BBY. One two-seater Vector commonly used by Jedi Master Loden Greatstorm and his Padawan Bell Zettifar had been nicknamed the "Nova" by Zettifar, and the two had once flown it through an ion storm.
Shortly after a conclave hosted on the station to celebrate its launch, the Great Disaster occurred, and the Hetzal system came under threat from massive amounts of hyperspace debris. The Jedi and Republic immediately launched a rescue effort, with numerous Jedi Vectors, including the Nova, carried aboard the Republic Defense Coalition Emissary-class cruiser Third Horizon. The Vectors, as well as many Republic Longbeams, were launched from the cruiser as soon as it arrived in the star system, dispersing to offer assistance.
Greatstorm and Zettifar flew the Nova to Hetzal Prime, locating a compound where people were attempting to break past armed guards to get to a starship, and the Twi'lek Master left his Padawan flying while he leapt out to deal with the situation. Zettifar then continued to pilot the ship. Jedi Knight Elzar Mann flew a Vector near to the system's trinary star during the mission.
Above the Fruited Moon of Hetzal, three Vectors manned by Jedi Knights Te'Ami, Mikkel Sutmani, and Nib Assek, with the latter accompanied by her Padawan Burryaga Agaburry, and a Longbeam manned by Joss and Pikka Adren, gathered to destroy an anomaly heading for the moon's primary landmass. However, the attempt was halted by Burryaga, who sensed that the anomaly was actually a chunk of starship debris with lifeforms trapped inside.